Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Game Organization

I've been trying to get more organized in the studio and one of the areas that I knew I needed to start with was addressing all the games and activities I have. I was tired of trying to "remember" an activity or game that would reinforce a concept and tired of rummaging through everything to try and get ideas. SO...I finally decided to put together a spreadsheet that would allow me to easily see what I had. You can view it here.

This is a sample of the Elementary Level Games and Activities (Those in red are activities intended to be done outside). I used Microsoft Excel so I used the tabs at the bottom to separate by Level. Right now I am dividing by Pre-Reading, Elementary & Intermediate. I'm considering expanding that a little - especially the Elementary to Early Elementary and Late Elementary.

This process did a couple of things for me.

1. It allowed me to see what I had.
2. It helped me to quickly see what I had available in the area I wanted to reinforce.
3. It showed me what areas I was lacking and needed to add to!

It will be interesting to see what it looks like when I am done adding to it! I would love to hear any ideas you might have for keeping track of your games and activities and ways you store them.


Heidi said...

Thanks for sharing this idea. I need to do this for my studio so I actually use the games that I have more often.

Sheryl said...

Thanks, Heidi! I wanted to use my games more often as well and I also wanted to be able to look at a list of what I had for a given concept so that I could choose the best option for a particular student. It has saved me a lot of time! Thank you for your input. I hope it helps you as well!